Thursday, February 21, 2013

canelé du japon

Have you ever tried canelé? It is a tiny French sweet from the Bordeaux area with a custard-y center and a dark caramelized outer crust.

To tell you the truth, the first time I tried canelé was from another shop and it was bad...dry no!

And then I heard about Canelé du Japon's canelé and was a bit leery to try them but....

The insides were moist and the outside had a nice crust like when you break the caramel topping of a crème brûlée...delicious!

They have 6 regular flavors (shiro, black sugar walnut, black bean kinako, anzu, matcha anko, hojicha). And 2 flavors that change with the seasons, which for winter was (yuzu, chocolate). Too bad I hadn't tried them earlier, autumn's flavors were kabocha (pumpkin) and kuri (chestnut).

Top row: black bean kinako (soy bean powder), black sugar walnut, yuzu (citron), shiro (rum) Bottom row: anzu (apricot), hojicha (roasted green tea), matcha anko (green tea with sweet bean paste), chocolate

My favorites were black sugar walnut, yuzu, anzu and hojicha. Satoshi's favorites were all except the black sugar walnut and hojicha.

I'm glad I gave canelé another try...We'll be back.

Canelé du Japon
1-6-24 Sakuragawa
Naniwa-ku, Osaka
Phone: 070.6920.8880
Hours: 12:00-19:00, Closed Tuesdays


K said...

Mmm caneles, I love them!

K and S said...

K, so good, yeah?!

Take care.

genkitummy said...

ooo...all the flavors sound good! I would have liked the fall flavors too!

K and S said...

I hope they bring those flavors back next Fall, Genki :)

Take care.

KirkK said...

I lvoe the variety of flavors Kat! Even though I don't have much of a sweet tooth they sound yummy.

Rowena said...

They are so yummy but a pain to make without the copper molds. I bought a silicone one that I still need to try. Maybe for Easter.

K and S said...

I know you don't have much of a sweet tooth, Kirk, so I'm glad these flavors sound appealing to you :)

Would be interesting to see if those silicone molds work, Rowena!

Take care you two.

myra said...

Sounds (and looks) delicious!

K and S said...

Thanks Myra, nice to hear from you too :)

Take care.